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Poster: barongsong Date: Sep 27, 2011 7:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Brent Show (or looseness tightness debate)

That is a very interesting quote which I also have never heard. Interesting even more though that Phil compares 1982 as an offshoot of 1970. Where as I find 1970-74 to have some of the more crazy spaced out jams than even the 60's. But I guess that's correct in that it sorta started with the acoustic sets adding some more structure to the form of how sets were done.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Sep 27, 2011 8:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Brent Show (or looseness tightness debate)

Hes more so referring to the style of songs. Compare anthem of the sun to workingman's dead and you have two different bands. I personally don't think the acoustic sets had anything to do with that switch, they played acoustic before all of it.

I totally see what you're saying about the jams of 70-74 and I agree. But I think you're missing the point as to the change. The change was really the addition of americana style music, it wasn't this odd hip exploratory acid music. Sure they were still playing out there stuff but the introduction of this "new" music was the origin of the typical setlist and musical structure for essentially 76-95.

at least thats my undeveloped thesis on this interesting topic.